Work nears completion on Junction 17 Improvements
The majority of the overnight road closures have now been completed on Junction 17 to allow for resurfacing and lining works to take place. A final road closure is planned for the 1st March to pick up the final elements of lining and high friction installation. The Traffic Signals are due to be installed in early March, with completion expected soon after.
Schedule of Closures
Thursday 1st March 2018 - Closure of the West side of the roundabout, involving the following roads
- A350/A429 Northbound
- M4 Junction 17 Westbound On Slip
- M4 Junction 17 Westbound Off Slip
- M4 Junction 17 Eastbound Off Slip
Due to the nature of the work there is potential for change in the programme, daily updates will be provided on this website and also on our twitter feed @WiltshireRoads
Traffic Management Plans (M4 Junction 17 Improvements)
The main works contract is currently expected to commence around August 2017 and will take approximately 6 months to complete.Close
The scheme cost of £1.46m will be funded by Highways England (who operate the M4) and the Local Growth Fund, which is administered by the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership.Close
A policy of improvements to junction 17 has been included in the council’s development plans, including the current Wiltshire Core Strategy, for a number of years. These have been subject to extensive public consultation.
Given the above and the fact than no planning permission is required for the scheme, no formal public consultation has been undertaken.
The full business case is available for viewing from the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership.Close
The congestion and safety issues which the schemes are designed to address are a reality now and will worsen with increasing traffic and economic and development growth.
Jointly procuring and delivering the schemes provides efficiencies and better value for money.Close
Appropriate and safe traffic management measures will be set up to reduce the impact of scheme construction as much as possible. Inevitably, however, there will be some disruption to traffic especially at peak times.Close
We have designed a traffic signal control system that controls traffic on the gyratory and the stop lines at the top of the offslips. The reason for this part signalisation scheme was to reduce the extent to which traffic backed up along the offslips onto the motorway mainline at peak times, reducing the number of accidents occurring there.
We have designed a traffic signal control system that controls traffic on the gyratory and the stop lines at the top of the offslips. The remit for this part signalisation scheme was to reduce the extent to which traffic backed up along the offslips onto the motorway mainline at peak times, reducing the number of accidents occurring there.
2 DAYS AGO
There are no planned road closures on junction 17 of the M4 tonight.
19 Feb 2018 17:00
2 DAYS AGO
@sue_1206 Hi, not quite complete we still need to finish a few more bits but there aren't anymore night time closures planned at the moment.
19 Feb 2018 16:59
5 DAYS AGO
Work will continue this evening on Junction 17 of the M4. The following roads will be closed at 8pm and reopen at 6… https://t.co/CqVlzLtfs4
16 Feb 2018 15:15